What sort of mileage? I had a similar problem on my 90q which was solved by
a change of dampers. I found that OEM dampers were decreasingly ineffective
after about 30,000 -40,000 miles, so I used to change them every 2-3 years.
Because you tend to adjust to this, it often does not show up until you
drive another vehicle.
Actually, I'm right in the 33,000 miles range on it. What are OEM dampers?
Do you know if they might be covered under the Audi Assured plan i.e. are
they wear and tear items or would this be a defective part?
I notice my Audi A6 Quattro starts to shake mildly at around 65 mph. I
may associate it when I hit a pothole last Winter, which damaged the
wheel (right front.) Since then, I've been driving with the spare, which
is an identical extra wheel with the tire.
Could it be that since the wheel was not balanced, this may be the
culprit? Or do you think more serious damage has occurred.
Brought it to the dealer, who told me he took it out for a spin, and
didn't notice it. When I road it again, the shaking started exactly at
65 mph. Didn't want to waste my time with the guy at the dealer, so my
plan is to take it to a tire center, have all four wheels rotated and
balanced. If it continues, then I don't know if I just go to another
dealer, who is willing to take me seriously.
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer.
I cannot remember which company in my case (it may come to me later), but it
was not a top name like Koni or Bilstein.
Being in the UK, I cannot answer for the Audi Assured plan. If it was
defective, you might get some/all re-imbursement. However, 4 years and 33k
miles is more likely to be wear & tear.
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